'All My Children' wraps up on ABC

Sept. 23, 2011 at 4:45 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- "All My Children" ended its 41-season run on ABC Friday with a cliffhanger, paving the way for a new Internet version of the U.S. soap opera.

Although the online edition of the show is to start in January, the drama's producers are still signing up people to star in it. Susan Lucci, a beloved original cast member, reportedly is still in talks regarding whether she will continue to play diva Erica Kane in its new incarnation. Cameron Mathison and Lindsay Hartley will be returning to "All My Children."

Lucci appeared on the ABC chat show "The View" in New York Friday for what she called a "celebration of a wonderful show," CNN reported.

"This is the building where we shot 'All My Children' most of those 41 years. It's an emotional time, a very happy time. [We have] so much to be grateful for," Lucci said.

The show moved from New York to Los Angeles to tape several years ago.

Friday's television finale showed character J.R. Chandler, played by Jacob Young, drunk and firing a gun at an unknown target at a party at the Chandler mansion. It also featured the apparent breakup of Erica and Jackson Montgomery, played by Walt Willey.

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